Professional services firm KPMG, has today announced the appointment of Zoe Sheppard as Head of the Press Office. Zoe replaces Erfan Hussain, who has now joined Accenture.
Zoe joined KPMG in 2011 and most recently led the PR for its tax, risk consultancy and management consultancy practices. She has worked in PR for over 10 years, devising and delivering communications strategies and campaigns for both private sector and public sector organisations. As Head of KPMG’s Press Office she will lead the firm’s 12 strong PR team and be responsible for delivering its PR strategy in the UK.
Sorrelle Cooper, UK Head of Communications at KPMG, added:
“Zoe Sheppard has already established herself as a vital member of KPMG’s press team over the past five years. We cast a wide net into the market, as well as accepting internal applications, but Zoe stood out as the most skilled and creative candidate. I have every faith in her ability to maintain and grow the strong media presence the firm has established.
“Since my own appointment in January, I have been building up our communications department, in tandem with the ever-increasing demand for independent facts and clear expert opinion. We continue to hire communications professionals with experience of complex regulated markets and with skills in emerging areas such as digital.”
Zoe Sheppard, UK Head of Press Office at KPMG, commented:
“KPMG has strong growth plans in place for the next financial year as we advise our clients on a wide range of opportunities and challenges, including Brexit. I look forward to working with our head of communications and chairman to set our media strategy, tying it closely to the firm’s commercial ambitions.”
For further information please contact:
Simon Wilson, KPMG Corporate Communications
T: 0207 311 6651
M: 0778 537 3397
T: +44 (0) 207 694 8773
KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 12,000 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a revenue of £1.96 billion in the year ended September 2015. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and has 174,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.